Bullshit I say! Why'd he need me to explain the concept of a "for loop" to him yesterday? Why does he not know what a BIOS is? And why does he pay twice as much for brand name computers with shitty components? Because he's clueless. *sigh*
He decided that he needed a laptop last week, because the 'CS major' DOESN'T OWN A COMPUTER AND HASN'T FOR A YEAR! So he asks me my opinion. I pop on pricewatch and quote him $1253 for a P3 1GHZ lappie with win2k. What's he do? Decides that since it's a brand he doesn't know (it's a small company who make their own) he's going to go to HP and buy one from them. He pays $2400 for a Celeron 850 and a shitty 4MB vid card instead. It came with WinME. 'Nuf said.
Maybe he just has too much money in his life.
Maybe I shouldn't be so critical.
Am I too harsh?